Vote and Celebrate Our National Rivers & The Great River Road NOW


Mississippi River, USA: River Travel Magazine is announcing the final round of voting for the 2021 Best of The River Road contest at running through April 2, 2021.

Including 75+ new categories focusing on the best attractions, accommodations, food & drink, and more along the Great River Road from its origin in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.

Thousands of visitors and locals nominated and voted on categories ranging from best farm-to-table restaurants, art galleries, music venues, cultural trails, best museums, best riverboat tours, best breweries, and more.

River Travel Magazine hopes the 2021 survey will shine a light on the valuable attractions, eateries, and accommodations along the Great River Road that have been under stress due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

We all know 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for those in the service and tourism industries.  Working with and speaking to the people who manage or own properties hit hard by the pandemic, we at River Travel Magazine heard many stories of laid-off workers, canceled events, and even permanently shuttered doors.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate these friends and neighbors who have given us so many good memories and look forward to enjoying all these experiences offered once more!  Vote for your favorites and we are going to LOVE letting them know, they are the Best of the River Road.

Amy Gabay

Co-Founder, River Travel Magazine

Last year’s Multicategory winners included National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN), Fort de Chartres State Historic Site (Prairie Du Rocher, IL), Goldmoor Inn & Dining (Galena, IL), and The Charmant Hotel (La Crosse, WI). Best Downtowns included Galena, IL, La Crosse, WI, and Cape Girardeau, MO and many more celebrated attractions, accommodations, food & drink options were included in the voting.

New for 2021, is the “National River” survey where all river communities in the US were allowed to be nominated in a number of categories including best tubing, best riverfront community, and a variety of outdoor activities.

Final Round of Voting: March 11-April 2, 2021
Best of the River Road Announced: April 12, 2021

About River Travel Magazine
River Travel Magazine, an online publication and podcast once exclusively focusing on communities and attractions nearby to both sides of the Mississippi River’s Great River Road, from Lake Itasca to New Orleans, is now expanding content and stories to include coverage and podcasts on the tributaries and rivers throughout the US.

For the last few years, River Travel Magazine has been publishing new weekly stories, podcasts, and announcements exclusively about the Great River Road (currently at 200+ stories & podcasts) but have seen an increased interest in visitors and outdoor enthusiasts searching and asking for content specific to River vacations elsewhere in the nation. We feel River Travel Magazine is the perfect avenue to celebrate our many Rivers in the United States. Learn more.

River Travel Media Contact

Brent Hanifl
Media Director
River Travel Media